GSK Must Face Paxil Liability Suit

Law360, New York (October 1, 2015, 11:05 PM EDT) -- An Ohio federal judge on Wednesday ruled that GlaxoSmithKline must face a product liability suit brought by a woman whose child was born with heart defects after she took the antidepressant Paxil during her pregnancy, ruling that she had successfully pled fraud.

U.S. District Judge Edmund A. Sargus denied GlaxoSmithKline LLC.’s motion for judgment on the pleadings, rejecting its argument that plaintiff Kathryn Kiker’s claims accrued in September 2005, when the company told the medical community about the serious risks of birth defects, and are thus abrogated by the Ohio Product Liability Act, which was amended in 2005 and abrogate common law...

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